animal unit


Definition of animal unit

: a unit expressing the feed requirements of different kinds of domestic animals on a common scale usually based on the average or theoretical requirements of a mature cow 100 hens equal one animal unit

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First Known Use of animal unit

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Animal unit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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